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Insiders Guide for Best Food and Drink at Climate Pledge Arena

Insiders Guide for Best Food and Drink at Climate Pledge Arena

Post created July 19, 2023

The newly renovated Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle Center is home to Seattle’s NHL team, the Kraken, and its WNBA team, the Seattle Storm. Luckily, it’s also home to some tasty concessions!

The food and drink options at Climate Pledge Arena are plentiful. Get burgers, pizza, and popcorn, or go for something a little more unique. Try a peanut butter and jelly corndog, salmon chowder in a bread bowl, or a scrumptious chicken sandwich that has no business being as good as it is.

One wonderful thing about the food and drinks at Climate Pledge Arena is that there is a variety of vegan and vegetarian-friendly food. There are a few gluten-free items too. This means that you can enjoy the stadium food offerings even if you have dietary restrictions.

You can have food at the Climate Pledge Arena during concerts, sports games, and other big events. The food and drinks here are notoriously pricey. But if you want to get a good bite to eat, you’ll find something worthwhile. So here’s your guide to the best food and drinks at Climate Pledge Arena!

Best Food and Drink at Climate Pledge Arena

Big Chicken Market

Big Chicken Market is one of the most popular food choices at Climate Pledge Arena. This vendor, which you’ll find in several sections, serves juicy and flavorful chicken sandwiches. The big chicken franchise is owned by Shaquille O’Neal and it’s one of the first of the chain to open in Seattle.

If you’re going to Big Chicken Market and you can handle some spice, order the Uncle Jerome Sandwich. It’s a Nashville hot chicken sandwich with pickles and mayo. Otherwise, you can get one of the other delicious chicken sandwiches or chicken tenders.

Big Chicken Market also has Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology. You can scan your card, grab what you want, and get back to your seat without having to wait in a long line. Win-win.

Impossible Market & Impossible Test Kitchen

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, the Impossible Market and Impossible Test Kitchen are going to be godsends. These vendors put a meat-free spin on food like chicken nuggets, Philly cheesesteaks, and meatball subs by using Impossible’s plant-based alternatives. 

The result is tasty, plentiful, and creative meal options. Having trouble making up your mind? Snag any of the above choices. Or go for the crowd favorites: the Impossible BBQ burger and chili cheese fries.

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is a Seattle sports stadium favorite. You’ll find this beloved vendor in T-Mobile Park, Lumen Field, and Climate Pledge Arena. Din Tai Fung brings a delicious and unexpected twist to the typical event food offerings. Grab Chinese food favorites like scrumptious chicken fried rice and dumplings. Or go with the garlicky, breaded crispy green beans.

Dough Joy

Dough Joy is another win for vegans at Climate Pledge Arena, especially if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Dough Joy is a local Seattle donut shop that serves a vast range of donuts in delicious flavors like vanilla biscoff and strawberry milkshake. The donuts are all plant-based too! At Climate Pledge, you can grab a selection of Dough Joy’s delicious vegan donuts at dessert carts and Local Lolli.

Molly D Burgers

Molly D Burgers serves one of the most curious, but interesting foods at Climate Pledge Arena. Come here to try the peanut butter & jelly corndog. This delicious concoction is a Hemplers hot dog covered in peanut butter, fried partially in pancake batter, and with a delicious strawberry jam to dip it into. It’s an unusual but tasty twist on the standard corndog.

If you’re not feeling the corndog, try one of the delicious smash burgers from this new Climate Pledge Arena food vendor. Try the royal single burger for a classic burger that will satisfy your taste buds.

Uptown Market

Uptown Market has tasty offerings. Its Italian beef sandwich with juicy beef and peppers and onions is a hit. Combine that with the kimcheese fries topped with kimchi and a delicious crema, and you’ve got a winning combo.

Just Poke

Local chain Just Poke is another great place to eat at Climate Pledge Arena if you’re searching for something a bit different. Enjoy delicious and fresh tuna and salmon poke bowls, or go with the classic Hawaiian ahi tuna bowl, served on a tasty bed of seaweed salad. This is a great option if you want something a bit healthier than the standard arena food. 

Mercer Street Mac & BBQ

Barbecue lovers, head to Mercer Street Mac & BBQ. It serves exactly what it says in the name. This comfort food will fill you up. Choose the meat-loaded, smoked brisket sandwich and have it with the equally tasty pulled pork mac and cheese.

Bristol Bay Wild Market

In a city as well-known for its seafood as Seattle, it makes sense that one of the best food options at Climate Pledge Arena is the Bristol Bay Wild Market. The tasty variety of seafood is sure to satisfy. Get the salmon chowder bread bowl which will both warm and fill you up. If you want a sure-to-satisfy classic, you can’t go wrong with the Alaska cod fish and chips.

Sound Pizza

What would an arena be without a classic pizza offering? There are several places to get pizza in Climate Pledge Arena, but Sound Pizza stands above the rest. Order a slice from this Detroit-style pizza joint. The crust is thick, the toppings are generous, and it’s an all-around good choice for pizza lovers.

Beer and Alcoholic Drinks

Yes, you can get beer and a variety of other alcoholic drinks at Climate Pledge Arena! The arena has a pretty large beer selection. Beers are sourced from Washington and Oregon, and they now have value options. You can get a rotating 16 oz craft beer or a Miller Lite for about $10 at Climate Pledge Arena. However, the majority of beers will cost more.

Other alcoholic drinks you can get at Climate Pledge Arena include wine and a selection of mixed drinks. These are served at several bars throughout the arena. 

Kraken Bar at Climate Pledge Arena
The Kraken Bar serves mixed drinks on the third level at a stylish bar (Image Credit: Seattle Travel)

Keep in mind that the prices for all drinks, even non-alcoholic ones, are high at Climate Pledge Arena. It’s a good idea to bring your water bottle (which you can fill up there) or wait until after the event to go out to a nearby bar for drinks.

And there you have it! There are plenty of places to get something to eat at Climate Pledge Arena, whether you’re attending a Storm or Kraken game, a concert, or another event.

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